Alert Information issued for Tasmania

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Fire permits are now required for the following municipalities of Tasmania: Break O'Day, Dorset, Flinders, Devonport, Latrobe, Central Coast, Kentish, Brighton, Derwent Valley, Hobart, Sorell, Central Highlands, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Huon Valley, Southern Midlands, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Tasman.

A fire permit can be obtained by free calling 1800 000 699

Landowners in other municipalities are encouraged to register their burns by freecalling 1800 000 699 to avoid unnecessary brigade responses.

TFS Fire Permit - 25 Oct 2018

Parks and Wildlife Service fire restrictions commence 14 Nov 2018 until further notice

For Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves, see Parks and Wildlife Tasmania

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Home fire safety Community Protection Planning Bushfire ready neighbourhoods Fuel Reduction Program Bushfire Survival Plan

Review of the Fire Service Act 1979: Terms of Reference & Independent Chairperson

The Tasmanian Government requires the Fire Service Act 1979 to be reviewed and where appropriate, updated, to reflect contemporary emergency service practice and incorporate recommendations from major inquiries and reports.

Click here for further details.

Customer Service

TFS values sincere and courteous cooperation between our members and the community. To that end, TFS has prepared a Customer Service Charter, with accompanying Compliments and Complaints process and forms. Click here to access these documents.

Amendments to bushfire planning and building regulations – 23/02/17

Changes to Tasmania’s planning and building regulations for bushfire protection came into effect on 23rd February 2017. The modifications arise mostly from the Government’s larger program to reform planning and building regulation.

The changes include a revised Bushfire-Prone Areas Code (IPD1.1) and applies to all interim planning schemes. More information can be obtained here.

The Director of Building Control has also issued three new Determinations that are relevant to building permit applications. These Determinations put in place transitional arrangements for building work in hazardous areas, and in particular for bushfire-prone areas. The Determinations are summarised below. More information can be obtained here.


The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) and the Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) aspire to stand out as major contributors to Tasmania’s and Australia’s emergency management sector. This Strategic Direction document represents an important step in our journey towards a common understanding of goals and objectives and will guide us in our collective efforts towards that goal. The Strategic Direction maps out our direction for the next decade.

Follow this link to see a map of where registered planned burns and permit burns are occurring today.

Follow this link to view the AFAC Independent Operational Review of the Management of the Tasmanian fires of January 2016